2023: Year of the rabbit


Chinese New Year 2023

Katie Zee, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

Chinese New Year symbolizes the shift from one zodiac to another. 2022 was the year of the tiger, and now 2023 is the year of the rabbit. So, what does that mean?

According to Chinese zodiacs, the Rabbit is associated with the moon and yin. People born under the rabbit years (1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, and 2023) have strong personalities that are hidden under a soft and kind exterior. They enjoy being social, but can sometimes keep their feelings under wraps. If you were born in a year of the Rabbit, make sure to set goals for yourself because rabbits are known to be able to achieve them!

Want to know what your animal is?

If you were born in 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, or 2020, then your zodiac is Rat. Rats are successful and intelligent, with a fondness for the slow life. They are good with money, but have a tendency to buy things that they don’t need.

If you were born in 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, or 2021, then your zodiac is Ox. Oxen are hard workers who are calm and collected. They are not looking to be in the spotlight, even if they are talented. Sometimes the emotions of others can be difficult to understand for an Ox.

If you were born in 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, or 2022, then your zodiac is Tiger. Tigers are exactly what you would think they are: strong and independent. They have a great drive that helps them reach their goals. Unfortunately, their confidence can lead to arrogance if left unchecked.

If you were born in 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, or 2012, then your zodiac is Dragon. Dragons are incredibly important in Chinese culture. As such, they are seen as strong. However, they have a constant need for love and support. 

If you were born in 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, or 2013, then your zodiac is Snake. Snakes are more interested in thinking about the bigger picture than engaging in small tasks. They are able to keep their composure in stressful situations. They have a tendency to distrust others.

If you were born in 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, or 2014, then your zodiac is Horse. Horses are more likely to chase happiness than success, and they have high energy. Their fault lies in their temper, which is short.

If you were born in 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, or 2015, then your zodiac is Goat. Goats are aware of the emotions of others, sometimes to a fault. They spend time making their decisions so that they are not made hastily. They prefer to stay silent during a fight and wait it out.

If you were born in 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, or 2016, then your zodiac is Monkey. The Monkey is fun-loving and can be a prankster. They are very smart as well. However, their competitive nature can lead to arrogance.

If you were born in 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, or 2017, then your zodiac is Rooster. Roosters operate on logic and reasoning. They are also family orientated. Because of this, they can often be overly reliant on family members for support and validation.

If you were born in 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, or 2018, then your zodiac is Dog. As man’s best friend, Dogs are reliable and loyal. They are popular socially and well-liked. However, they are anxious deep down.

If you were born in 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, or 2019, then your zodiac is Pig. Pigs are lucky and love material things, but they still work hard. A Pig will do any task in a cheery manner. They can be over-friendly at times. 

For a more in-depth look at what your Chinese zodiac is and what that means, visit https://chinesenewyear.net.